Shula and (I believe) Noll started coaching at a much earlier age than Saban. Saban is 53 or 54 if I remember correctly. Shula was in his mid-30's. Saban's young in terms of NFL Head Coaching experience but he's been around the coaching block for a while now. I don't think that this is a very accurate comparison. :shakeno:
Dont ever compare Saban with Shula or Noll, Saban has been great in college, We have no idea what he can do in the NFL ! Until he wins 2 Superbowls. Dont ever bring up that comparison. :shakeno: :shakeno: :shakeno: :shakeno: :shakeno:
Shula, because Once Knoll's great players left him, he was not as successful, but Saban like Shula has proven to lose players, go to new teams, and still continue to be successful where ever he went. Also Saban has the same temperament that made Shula famous (without the Iron Jaw....of course).